Shrimp & Bacon Caesar Pizza
Recipe type: Dinner; Entree
Total time: 
Serves: 6 (makes 2 pizzas)
  • CRUST:
  • 4 cups all-purpose or bread flour (I use 2 cups all-purpose flour and 2 cups multi-grain bread flour)
  • 1 envelope instant (quick rise) yeast
  • 1¾ cup warm (110 degree) water
  • 3 Tbsp olive or canola oil
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp cornmeal
  • TOPPING (for 2 pizzas):
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup Caesar dressing
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, roughly chopped
  • Approx. 1 lb peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 4 cups Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
  2. Spray 2 pizza pans or baking sheets with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine flour and yeast. Add in water, oil, and sugar. When dough is starting to pull together, add the salt and knead the dough on low speed until it forms a smooth, elastic, firm dough, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Pull the dough out, lightly oil the bowl (I spray it with cooking spray), and place the dough back in. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  5. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal portions. Transfer to a large, lightly floured surface and roll out to desired size/shape for 2 pizzas.
  6. Gently pick up rolled crust and transfer to prepared pans. The dough should have a fair bit of give/stretch, but, if it tears, simply stretch the dough when it's on the pan to patch any holes.
  7. SHRIMP & BACON CAESAR TOPPING: Roast garlic at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until soft.
  8. Meanwhile, cook bacon to desired crispness, draining fat and adding shrimp for last minute or two of cooking. Cook just until shrimp are opaque, then remove from pan and set aside.
  9. Turn oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  10. Mash garlic with the flat side of a large knife blade and mix with Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese. Spread evenly over pizza crusts.
  11. Divide 3 cups of Monterey Jack cheese evenly over 2 pizzas. Top with red onion, bacon, and shrimp, then sprinkle on remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  12. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly and crust is golden brown.
  13. Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley, and let cool for a minute or two before slicing and deVOURing. Enjoy :)
Pizza crust recipe adapted from and
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at